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University Canada West Resources Demo

Update: Here is the recorded session
Note that it works best in IE, and may not function with other browsers.

University Canada West offered to provide a quick online demo of how to access their resources for any AskAwayers who are interested. We will record it to make available to those who can't attend.

Date: November 2, 2012

Time: 12:00 pm

Length: 15 minutes

UVic Library's Help Videos

What do Gumby, Bugs Bunny, and mini-horses have to do with UVic? They each feature in one of UVic library's instructional videos- 2-minute YouTube clips that cover topics such as academic integrity, scholarly vs. popular sources, and defining a thesis statement. The videos give step-by-step instructions with visuals of the library’s catalogue, website, and databases when relevant.

Embedding an AskAway Chat Qwidget in ProQuest Databases - Updated!

ProQuest has now added the option to embed custom widgets into their databases!

UPDATE: The option to delete the qwidget is now available!

Already have an AskAway Qwidget in your EBSCO databases or library web pages? Why not check-out the new option in ProQuest to add a custom widget to all your standard-platform ProQuest databases like CBCA (the options to select individual databases or non-standard platforms like Chadwyck are not currently available).

Embedding an AskAway Chat Qwidget in ProQuest Databases

ProQuest has now added the option to embed custom widgets into their databases!

Already have an AskAway Qwidget in your EBSCO databases or library web pages? Why not check-out the new option in ProQuest to add a custom widget to all your standard-platform ProQuest databases like CBCA (the options to select individual databases or non-standard platforms like Chadwyck are not currently available).

You can re-use your already existing AskAway qwidget code OR create/update your AskAway qwidget code to embed in ProQuest.

UBC Engineering Students on AskAway

Colleagues:

Starting with this week, we are teaching approximately 1,800 engineering students in a number of big classes - Engineering Cases (APSC 150), Engineering Communication (APSC 176) and Technical Communication (APSC 201).

If you get those students coming to you, please help them by starting with our SciEng homepage - http://scieng.library.ubc.ca where you will see links to the appropriate course pages – APSC 150, APSC 201, APSC 176 and APSC 262.

Changes at TRU

From Kathy Gaynor at TRU:

We've opened a new branch and moved collections and services.    Due to delays in the renovations, much is still being put in place (ie. furniture, signage, etc...).  Our students may be a little overwhelmed by all of the changes that have taken place.  Please see the following information for a breakdown of what our users can expect to find:

http://www.tru.ca/library/news/2011/083111.html

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